Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.Read full description
"Cities: Skylines is the best city-builder on the market right now. The game's presentation is stodgy, but it is all but guaranteed to provide you many hours of carefully crafting cities, laying out zoning, and establishing districts for specifics residential and industrial uses…all free from real-world mayoral headaches like 6 a.m. phone calls griping about snowplowing." [Gamespot ]
About the game:
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!
Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your citys real economy system. Citizens within your city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game play scenarios.
Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Orders extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in a fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
Extensive modding support: Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import them into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.
This game won`t disappoint, its the city builder people wish simcity would have been. Some people may find the traffic managing too hard or no fun, for me it makes the game way more enjoyable then simply spamming roads and zones around. It`s where you will see that it has a cities in motion history behind it. The huge amount of mods available for this game completes the game, it fixes the issue of building diversity being a bit on the low side on the base game. In conclusion, if you like city builders, this is the game you need to have.
If you were disappointed by SimCity and are tired of Cities XL's memory leak, then this is the game for you! Cities: Skylines offers a well-polished and engaging city building and management sim. Skylines has decent graphics and great mechanics. It can be challenging, but offers plenty of help for the fledgling city designer. On top of the already great game, there are tons of great mods available straight from the Steam workshop. Add more variety to your buildings, vehicles, and civilians. Add new types of intersections and bridges. There is plenty to choose from!
Cities Skylines really gives the player a huge box of assets and tools to make the towns and cities they want to make. From small farming towns to sprawling mega cities, its all here. A slick UI and mostly transparent game mechanics make this easily one of the most easy to use city builders on the market. However this comes at a cost, and that cost is the simulation depth. Once you actually get in there and explore the mechanics you may be disappointed. I found myself wanting MORE data and simulations running. Modding the game however, is easy as it can be via the Steam Workshop. There is SO much content ranging from extra assets to more advanced mods allowing you to control traffic lights and supercharging the AI. If you go into Cities Skylines for the creative freedom it allows, you wont be disappointed. If you want true simulation depth and tons of graphs, well mods can help, and for me have greatly increased my enjoyment but your mileage may vary.
Cities: Skylines proves to the gaming community that city-builders are still fantastic. Skylines uses the great concept of "simple to learn, but hard to master" when creating a city. All the functions can be easily explained, but it's up to the player to decide how to use them; however, this gets a bit complicated sometimes. The traffic system is where Skylines shines, and it is also where it falters. You will spend a great deal of your time developing an efficient infrastructure, yet the time doesn't feel wasted. There is no comparison to the feeling you get when you look at your finished highway system from above. The game suffers in this regard from a lack of UI tools to assist you. The system has the basics, but just not enough to create what you want. Thank you modders for adding these extra mechanics. The game has a bright and happy atmosphere, and the music reflects the hustle and bustle of the cities. If you are looking for a top-notch city sim, Cities: Skylines is your best bet.
I bought this shortly after it came out because I was missing a good SimCity style game, and I can safely say I wasn't disappointed. It's a very well done game with minimal bugs and a great selection of mods if you feel like adding additional content. The base game is lacking in some content that I would like to see (more transportation options, better water and power management, more utility options), but other than that, it has a lot of good content. The population system is a bit predictable and easy to abuse, but it's easy to deal with once you figure it out. Early game is a bit of a grind, "late" game is a bit repetitive, but it's still a lot of fun. Devs are alternating large patches between free for all and paid DLCs, and currently the only paid DLC came with a large number of new features for everyone. Overall, I would recommend this if you're looking for a good city builder with a good dev team behind it.
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